Red Chile Pasta Dough

Red Chile Pasta Dough



  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons mild New Mexico red chile powder


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 large whole eggs
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Combine flour and chile powder well using a broad spoon.
  2. Pour wet ingredients into dry in a large bowl.
  3. Mix with a fork to moisten the four and it starts to stick together.
  4. Knead the flour in the bowl using your fist until flour begins to take on a solid form, folding the mass over, pushing and turning it then folding again.
  5. When you've formed a cohesive wad of dough, take the dough from the bowl and turn it out onto a small work surface lightly dusted with four.
  6. continue kneading until four is cohesive and smooth and shiny on the outside. Add small amounts of water, or flour as needed to create a dough that is neither to sticky or too hard.
  7. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and let sit, at room temperature for 1/2 hour.